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not with the president who seems never to know about anything. but looking at kathleen sebelius, she still has a job after this big bungle. the bosses away and the cats are going to play. >> the president might be perfectly innocent in his own right, but the staff is running roughshod on him and not only on him by the constitution. >> there's a question as to how engaged the a's. an article about how he likes to invite columnists over to the white house to discuss their columns and viewpoints and sometimes this goes on for 2.5 hours and not sound like a lot of fun. i think i would like to do that and that is not governing. that's not the president of the united states should probably be doing. having 2.5 hour debate sessions. is the president of the united states and his governing responsibility here and you're getting the sense that he doesn't like the governing aspect of his job. he would rather engage in discourse with david brooks or someone else and not actually run the country. and that is disturbing. neil: on the signature piece of legislation, it's a remarkable achievement and then to drop t
. a bust that kathleen sebelius saw coming, but backers saw coming as well. what were they thinking? to louisiana republican senator, david vitter still trying to figure that out and more. i was not encouraged. were you? >> no, a lot of promises but nothing changed in terms of reality. you have leading democratic senators like max baucus going after her, this is serious. it should be. this roll out this product is a bust. neil: have any of your colleagues gone to say, particularly the democratic ones, all right, you are the reason, you have to go? several republicans including me have said that, i don't think any democrats have said. but you are seeing some khinks in thagin the armor. neil: do you think this thing, as we know it, the it is dead?al out, prohibited prices for folks, a lot of folks who are switching, it is not wit ready r primetime, they will start over or democrats fighting tooth and nail? >> well, i would certainly not say it is clear that it's either dead or up for major revisions, there is a lot of rhetoric, talk and promises, but no major changes to the law, the l
levitt on how to fix this mess. i was thinking of you and your successor in that office in kathleen sebelius, claims that the buck stops with her, she is responsible for this, it does go to the president. but she took the blame. when you take the blame it requires you to fix something, too, doesn't it? >> neil, i was thinking about roughly 6 years ago, when we were rolling out medicare part d, that was the largest. largest. implementation of this sport that was done to that point, first 6 or 7 weeks, they were rocky, i think most important lesson we learned, we went to the american public, and said, we have problems, here is what they are. and we own them. we own them, we will find them, we will fix them, and we'll finish them. and here is the way in which we'll do it we do find the american people prepared to be patient, the key was, we actual dethat and by the time we were in to seventh week, the system began to improve, and to eighth week, people liked it and now you look back, it was a big -- a very successful implementation. but the key is we took responsibility and we delivere
are not going to do that. neil: what do you think of your successor, kathleen sebelius, do you think she should go? >> i don't think that is up to me to say. neil: go ahead. >> no, no, she has a lot of problems and, i think you know, she needs to try to find a way to solv some of the problem. neil: but she is not, i am not trying to target her but she is in charge of department in charge of biggest rework. and fairly or not she botched it roll out either she was not prepared for it or they were not prepared with key i-t people or medical people, it is a sloppy debut, in private enterprise she would be out. >> yes, she would, when we rolled out part d he tested everything, week after week, any time we had a problem, we retested it, they just didn't do that. as a result they had a roll out that was not very nice. and solved -- or solved any of the problem. neil: that is putting it mildly, tommy thompson thank you, sir. >> neil thank you. neil: is it me or when you look at washington and politicians, if there plenty out there, they will find a way to spend it that is why president clinton a let'si
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